garbage
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garbage(
gar
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bihj
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (refuse)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. la basura
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Would you mind leaving the garbage out at the curb for pickup?¿Te importaría dejar la basura en el bordillo para que la recojan?
b. los desechos
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Composting is a way to convert organic garbage into something useful.El compostaje es una buena manera de convertir los desechos orgánicos en algo útil.
2. (worthless things)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. la porquería
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The movie is garbage compared to the book.La película es una porquería en comparación con el libro.
b. los disparates
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The managers were talking garbage about their employees' work.Los gerentes estaban diciendo disparates sobre el trabajo de sus empleados.
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garbage
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (household waste)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. la basura
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
garbage cancubo or
garbage collectorbasurero(a) m,f
garbage disposal unittrituradora de basura
garbage dumpbasurero m
garbage heapmontón de basura
garbage manbasurero m
garbage truckcamión de la basura
2. (colloquial)
a. la chorradas
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(nonsense)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
b. pendejadas
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
he's talking garbageestá diciendo chorradas, pendejadas
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garbage [ˈɡɑːbɪdʒ] especially (US)
noun
(refuse) basura (f); (waste) desperdicios (m); (goods, film etc) birria (f); porquería (f); (spoken, written) bobadas (f); tonterías (f); disparates (m)
he talks a lot of garbage dice muchas bobadas or tonterías; the book is garbage la novela es una basura or birria or porquería; garbage in, garbage out (Comput) basura entra, basura sale
modifier
garbage bag (n) bolsa (f) de la basura
garbage can (n) cubo (m) de la basura
garbage collector (n) basureroabasurera (m) (f);a basurera
garbage disposal unit (n) triturador (m) de basura
garbage dump (n) vertedero (m)
garbage man (n)
garbage collector See culture box in entry garbage.
garbage truck (n) camión (m) de la basura
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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